10 Minute Peanut Butter Cups

Probably the simplest recipe I’ve ever made in my life. And the most satisfying too.

Four ingredients, minimal fuss, maximum deliciousness.

I was mooching around on Pinterest yesterday morning whilst enjoying my lazy bank holiday lay-in when I came across lots of images for peanut-butter related recipes. It got me thinking…(and craving) my favourite Reese’s cups and I wondered if I’d be able to recreate my own version.

These gluten free and vegan cups are perfect for whipping up at the last minute.  Whether you have friends coming over or if you have a major chocolate/peanut combo craving and need to fix it. They’re totally rich, indulgent and ‘definutly‘ only for the real peanut lovers amongst us.

10 Minute Peanut Butter Nut Cups

Use the best chocolate you can find, the most natural additive free peanut butter, and whilst I used mixed nuts, any would work. Don’t forget the salt too, it balances out the richness of the chocolate and peanuts.

10 Minute Peanut Butter Nut Cups

For 12 cups:

Recipe

  • 200g of dark chocolate
  • 180g of peanut butter
  • 150g of mixed nuts
  • Rock salt for sprinkling

Method

1. Over a bain-marie (pan of hot water with heat-proof bowl on top), on medium heat, melt your chocolate and peanut butter until smooth and combined (Melting in the microwave will also be fine, do this in 20 second blasts)

2. Whilst melting, line a 12-hole bun-tray with cupcake cases

10 Minute Peanut Butter Nut Cups

3. Rough chop your nuts

10 Minute Peanut Butter Nut Cups

4. Add the nuts to the melted mixture saving some to sprinkle on top

10 Minute Peanut Butter Nut Cups

5. Spoon in the cases, I used around 2 tablespoons per cup and add the leftover nuts. Permission granted to lick the spoon too… I won’t tell 😉

10 Minute Peanut Butter Nut Cups

6. Along with a very light sprinkling of salt

10 Minute Peanut Butter Nut Cups

7. Freeze for around 1 hour until firm, peel from the cases and enjoy.

10 Minute Peanut Butter Nut Cups

The cups will keep really well in the fridge for 3-4 days (if you can resist for that long) and they’re also perfect for freezing and stashing for another day.

Bookmark this recipe, pin the image below, ENJOY!

10 Minute Peanut Butter Cups

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